HIGHLIGHTS | Clare stun Limerick to end four-year unbeaten championship record

Clare hit the next six scores either side of the break and Limerick never regained the lead with the Banner holding out for a crucial win.

Clare deservedly brought Limerick’s four year unbeaten championship streak to an end with a thrilling 1-24 to 2-20 win in the TUS Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening.

After losing the Munster final in injury time to the Treaty men last year, Clare got over the line this around with four unanswered scores down the stretch enough to see off the champions.

Clare started the brighter in the Gaelic Grounds after their goalkeeper made a stunning save on Eibhear Quilligan inside 12 minutes, tacking on the first three scores of the evening.

Limerick eventually found the lead with Flanagan netting on the stroke of the half hour mark with the hosts then adding a pair to move three clear.

But Clare hit the next six scores either side of the break and Limerick never regained the lead with the Banner holding out for a crucial win.

Limerick will be back in action on Sunday May 21 while Clare face Waterford the previous week.

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